The Mamaroneck 11-year-old made it to the finals of the Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists, age 6 – 19, at Lincoln Center earlier this month.
He was the only American finalist in his category “Inventions, Sinfonias, Duets,” competing against nearly a half-dozen other pianists from Taiwan, China and Russia, according to mother Laura Mazziotti.
Two Chinese pianists tied for first place.
“It was quite an accomplishment” just advancing to the finals, Mazziotti said. “(Reed) is well on his way to an exciting career as a concert pianist.”
Contestants had to perform before a panel of judges. Prizes included medals, cash and award certificates.
The competition is held in memory of Rosalyn Tureck, an American pianist and harpsichordist from Chicago who died in 2003. She was known for performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.